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Chinese opera in Beijing

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 12 November 2000

In the second of Lucy Duran's profiles of China she visits a Beijing park to hear impromptu performances of greatest hits from Chinese opera; and meets Wei Hua, a rock singer whose songs show the influence of traditional Chinese music.

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9 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Chinese opera in the park.

    Lucy Duran travels to a park in Beijing where people come to sing Chinese opera.

  • Lucy listens to opera.

    Lucy listens to opera being sung by families and amateurs in a park in Beijing.

  • In search of Chinese pop.

    Lucy goes in search of Chinese pop and finds rock singer Wei Hua.

  • Music Played

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      Wei Hua unknown

    • Image for Wei Hua

      Wei Hua Comrade

  • Chinese pop music.

    Chinese pop star Wei Hua tells Lucy of the influences from Taiwan on Chinese pop music.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Wei Hua

      Wei Hua unknown

  • Chinese pop star Wei Hua.

    Lucy talks to Chinese pop star Wei Hua about the different styles in her music.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Wei Hua

      Wei Hua Forbidden City


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